Monday, March 31, 2008

Welcome Ryleigh Grace Stuart!!

My internet access has been down since last Thursday so I am a bit late in announcing this, but without further adieu, please join me in welcoming....

Ryleigh Grace Stuart
7 lbs. 7 oz.
19 inches long
Born at 4:56pm on March 27, 2008


Congratulations to Candice and Stu on the birth of their first daughter! I love you guys!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Belated Easter Everyone

Holly O'Quinn sang this song at church last Sunday and it made such an impact on me that I googled it today to see what artist actually sang it. I wasn't surprised to see that it was Hillsong because they are AMAZING! I thought I would pass the YouTube video on to you because it was such a blessing to me!

Happy belated Easter everyone!

Just Missing My Baby Girl Today

I am at work today but I really miss my little are some pictures that I have been staring at all morning. :)

This was one of her first "successful" dinners she ate last week after being so sick for 10 days! She's enjoying some cheese whale crackers, green beans and mozzarella cheese.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I think Ella is actually bored of our house. :) David stayed home with her yesterday and I am home with her today. She went to the doctor on Monday and he said that she had the stomach flu (duh!!!) and that it would last approximately 10 days!!!! On top of that, most of the children he has treated recently have relapsed for another 10 days. I seriously don't think any of us could handle that!! We are just praying that Ella will continue to heal and that she will NOT relapse. This weekend will be the true test. If she continues to improve and keep food down, there is a very good chance that our lives will be back to normal next week! YEAH!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

It's been a bad week for the Crandalls.....

It all started Tuesday night around 6:30pm....Ella started throwing up and we got really nervous because she was throwing up about every five minutes and was in really bad shape. She had zero energy and could barely even hold her own head up. The next day she ate nothing but saltine crackers and Pedialite, but she was incredibly fussy and clingy. By Thursday she appeared to be feeling a lot better so I gave her some formula...which clearly was a bad choice because she immediately threw it up. Later that night, as we were getting into bed, David ran to the bathroom. Yep - now I had two sick babies to take care of! Luckily I did not have to take him to the ER in the middle of the night, but he had a pretty rough night and spent the next few days in bed recovering. He ate dinner tonight and kept it down, but he probably shouldn't have eaten that heavy of a meal because he just told me that his stomach kind of hurts. :(

Ella has been in bed for the past hour or so moaning and rolling around. She clearly does not feel great and is still running a low-grade fever, so I will be calling her doctor again tomorrow, but at least she is not throwing up anymore!

The best news of the week.....pregnant mommy has not gotten sick yet!!!! Keep your fingers crossed!

I know that it seems a bit cruel of me to have taken this picture, but she looked like a little adult standing up next to the toilet and I just couldn't help it! If I would have known that five days later she would STILL not be completely healed, I probably wouldn't have thought it was so cute!

Daddy did such a fantastic job taking care of his sick baby.

It is kind of weird to see Ella so sick because she is not usually a super cuddly baby.....not the case this past week! She just wants to be held!

After bath time....

I have a ton more pictures to post because I haven't posted in a while, but I am tired and I am going to bed!